September 2022




The fall 2022 semester is off to a successful start and we connected with new students across different majors and programs to learn more about our newest BloodhoundsRead More




New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer Melissa D. Levine ’12, ’24 always knew she wanted to have a career in law enforcement because of the example her father, retired NYPD police officer Mark D. Levine, set for her. Read More





“When the second plane hit the Towers, I knew it wasn’t an accident. New York was under attack.” Read More





A Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship opened the door to three consecutive hands-on, paid internships for Katherine Grivkov ’25, a political science major and Macaulay Honors studentLearn More





Ernest Morales III ’13 was determined to disrupt the narrative of poverty, incarceration, and death he witnessed growing up on the Lower East Side in the 1980s. “I went from living in the projects on public assistance to living my childhood dream,” says Morales. Read More





John Jay College was ranked #10 for regional public college, #8 for social mobility, #3 for least debt, #7 for ethnic diversity, and #10 for economic diversity by U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings. Read More





Thomas Manisero ’79 was appointed General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer at PFK O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax, and advisory firms.


Raymond Santiago ’96 was nominated to serve as Monmouth County prosecutor by New Jersey governor Phil Murphy.


Judge Stephen Knights, Jr. ’01 was appointed to the Henry County State Court by Georgia governor Brian P. Kemp.


Joseph J. Lestrange, Ph.D., ’07, former division chief of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, joined Cardinal Point Strategies as senior advisor for global investigations, intelligence, and knowledge management.


Joseph R. Rooney ’07 was promoted to captain at the Wayne Township Police Department. He currently oversees the Office of Internal Affairs.





Associate Professor Gohar Petrossian, Ph.D., was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to work with computer engineers from NYU and Indiana University to disrupt wildlife trafficking networks operating in cyberspace.


Lissette Delgado-Cruzata, Ph.D., MPH, gave a presentation titled “Borrowing/Pidiendo Prestado: Using Social Science Tools in the Basic Sciences” at the Latinas in Higher Education Conference, part of CUNY’s Hispanic Heritage Month events.


After serving as Director of Media Relations at Wagner College Athletics for three years, Brian Morales joins John Jay as Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communications and Digital Strategy. 


Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, who was recently named a Fall 2022 Resident Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, is hosting a new five-part animated series called “Your Democracy.” The series focuses on the U.S. Constitution, our rights, and history.


Professor Elaine Yi Lu, Ph.D., and co-author Katherine Willoughby, Ph.D., were named inaugural winners of the Association for Budgeting & Financial Management Best Book Award for their book Public Performance Budgeting, Principles, and Practice.




In the Media


Memphis attacks bring calls for tougher prison sentences. Experts say it won’t prevent crime


CNN featured Jeffrey Coots, John Jay professor and director of the initiative, From Punishment to Public Health, in a story where he says longer prison sentences don’t stop people from returning to crime. Read more.





Thursday, October 6

In-Person | John Jay College

Career & Internship Fair

The Career Fair is open to all students and alumni looking for career opportunities. Register here.


Thursday, October 6

4:30 p.m. | Zoom

Emerging Leaders of Justice: Latinx Heritage Month

Join us for a conversation with New York City Council Member Carmen De La Rosa

Register here.


Friday, October 7 and October 14

1:00 p.m. | Zoom

Training Series: Procedural Justice

The Institute for Innovation in Prosecution, in partnership with the Prosecutors Alliance of California and the Center for Court Innovation, invites you to join a training series on procedural justice.

Register here.


Wednesday, October 26

2:00 p.m. | Zoom

Halfway to History: Progress & Challenges in Closing Rikers Island

Join us for a symposium and reception to mark the midway point in closing the jails on Rikers Island. Register here.


Thursday, October 27

In-Person | John Jay College

Alumni Reunion 2022

Alumni Reunion returns to an in-person experience! Join us and celebrate our shared community, resilience, and excellence. Reconnect with your favorite faculty, network with peers, and engage with students. To prioritize health and safety, all attendees are required to provide proof of vaccination, or a negative PCR test result taken within seven days of the event. Space is limited. Register Today!















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